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2005 Exige Sport

Lotus the performance division of Lotus Ltd. has developed the new Lotus Exige, a direct motorsport of the successful Lotus Exige.

The designed and engineered racecar was manufactured by RTN, the team for the Le Mans winning Bentley, the latest motorsport techniques and to produce a lightweight yet strong bodywork structure around the road-going Lotus Exige extruded and bonded chassis.

The Sport designed fully suspension system with wishbones all round was fabricated and by Pilbeam. Power is provided by a 400 hp Racing Engines tuned GM 3 V6 racing engine linked to a sequential six-speed gearbox, AP-Racing providing the braking

This one-off racecar has built for a South East client and is expected to race in sportscar races in Asia. are no plans as yet to build further of the Lotus Sport Exige but the structure has been carefully to comply with key motorsport around the world. Adhering to the key philosophy of performance through the Lotus Sport Exige in at just 850kg.

The whole conducted in complete secrecy has less than 6 months and the car run for the first time at the 2½ mile test track in mid January.

Chris Arnold, General for Lotus Sport explains the behind the Lotus Sport

“The Lotus Sport is a competition car developed directly the road going Exige. The uses the existing tub with minor modifications, and careful has enabled Lotus Sport to an upgraded powertrain assembly maintaining an equivalent weight to the road car. When package is combined with improvements to suspension and bodywork, it a fantastic looking car with track potential.

The car has been from concept to reality in six months and I thank all our engineering and the staff at Lotus who have so hard on this fantastic

As the Lotus Sport Exige is, at a one-off racecar, a price be given for the racecar package.

The Sport Exige is directly from the road-going Lotus that was unveiled at the Geneva in 2004. The heart of the Sport is the bonded and extruded Aluminium the technology for which was first in the Lotus Elise in 1995. The chassis, which is also in the Lotus Elise 111R, is the development of this award structure and weighs 68kg and has a stiffness of 10500 Nm/degree.

Made up of 25 separate extrusions, and with an epoxy adhesive, the in the Lotus Sport Exige is an stiff, strong and lightweight This Lotus technology is so that it has been used on non- Lotus products high performance production V12 and V8 GT cars.

An FIA approved 8-point cage has been bolted to the prior to the bodywork being

Double wishbone front is mounted to the same suspension points as the road-going Lotus , whilst the rear suspension up to a revised rear subframe. being a full racecar, is adjustment for ride height, and castor, as well as adjustable and rear anti-roll bars. springs are mounted over ST44 3-way adjustable front and rear.

Lightweight carbon fibre bodywork was manufactured for Lotus by RTN, the responsible for the Le Mans winning These panels (front “A” panel, body side and roof, engine cover and clam) have been using an innovative low temperature process.

The moulds were taken from the Sport Exige “clay” and the resulting carbon panels are race-ready without to rely on the costly tooling used in current carbon technology. This is thought to be the time that this has been used on such carbon fibre panels.

An developed front splitter, fibre rear diffuser and an carbon rear wing increased levels of downforce. The of the Lotus Sport Exige is to the standard Exige, but the standard wiring harness is replaced a full Raychem 25 system Mil-spec connectors from Formula 1 Harnesses. Conventional are replaced with circuit and a Stack display with data recording is fitted as

A racing bucket seat side only) is mounted as hand drive to optimise balance through right corners (most circuits run A six-point seat belt, for using HANS Safety and a removable steering wheel quick-connect coupling) is included in the package.

The composite energy crash structure used on the road cars is also over to the Lotus Sport This glass fibre structure, around five more energy absorbing the equivalent steel component, houses the larger water and provides efficient cooling and air over the carbon front

A 100 litre FT3 safety fuel (with quick refuelling is mounted behind the driver and in of the engine (as with the road-going A fully plumbed in electrical extinguishing system completes the package.

AP Racing provides the braking system, which the pedal box (with brake bar and cylinders). AP Racing also the powerful six piston brake at the front and four piston calipers at the rear. These are mated to vented discs mm diameter at the front and 330 mm diameter at the

Ultra lightweight OZ Racing single-piece cast magnesium (8.8J x 17 ET40 at the front and x 18 ET50 at the rear) are shod Yokohama tyres (250/610-17 at the and 280/650-18 at the rear).

A narrow V6, 2,998 cc Swindon Racing tuned GM racing engine is longitudinally in the Lotus Sport The naturally aspirated 24-valve produces 400 hp (296 kW or 405 PS) at 7,750 rpm and 294 (398 Nm or 40.6 kgm) of at 6,500 rpm and has a maximum engine of 8,250 rpm. When the weight of the Lotus Sport is taken into consideration, the to weight ratio is a phenomenal 470 hp / (0.351 kW/kg or 476 PS/tonne).

The engine itself weighs 157 kg.

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is via an F1-style airbox and air snorkel the roof panel of the Sport directly into the six carbon air trumpets.

The dry-sump engine, a bore of 86 mm and … of 86 mm is water and also uses an oil-water exchanger to efficiently cool the The whole engine is controlled by a M600 electronic engine system fitted inside the

The power is transferred from the to the rear wheels via a single stepped flywheel, AP Racing cerametallic race clutch and NLT sequential six-speed dog type (with in-line shift The gearbox itself is cooled an oil-water heat exchanger. A slip differential (separate and brake ramp angles) the powertrain package.

The one-off has been designed by Barney (Principal Designer for Lotus under the direction of Russell (Chief of Design). Taking the aerodynamic road going Hatt designed the Lotus Exige with the requirements to the design of the Exige and the brand of Lotus into a competitive

Russell Carr explains the needed to design the Lotus Exige: “The objective was to a dramatic design and to take account aerodynamic criteria to a race car that was not only but also stunningly good General motorsport regulations had to be adhered to so the fact that the racecar looks like a competition evolution of the road Exige is a testament to the purity and of the original design.”

The Lotus Exige is slightly longer mm) and wider (100 mm) than the Exige to accommodate the larger wider track, longer and to optimise the aerodynamics. The length is from the cockpit rearwards but the rear overhang design of the Exige is maintained.



• Narrow (56°) V6 engine, water-cooled

• 2,998 cc, 86 mm, bore 86 mm.

• Max. power: 400 hp kW or 405 PS) at 7,750 rpm

• Max. torque: 294 (398 Nm or 40.6 kgm) at rpm

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